OPINION: The Key Government has spent $1-1.4 billion per year on corporate welfare, according to a recent report from the Taxpayers Union.
OPINION: An economics professor at Oxford University has advised his blog readers that the level of the government's budget deficit is not the most important macroeconomic problem facing countries today.
OPINION: The first sunrise of the New Year is only a few horizons away.
OPINION: As a guy I find women deliciously mysterious. But it's clear from all the ads that I'm in the growing minority.
OPINION: Let me tell you about the Hamiltonains and Waikato-ites that impressed me the most this year.
It seems the Government at last is looking for ways of overcoming obstacles on foreign land ownership.
OPINION: This city, they reason, would be such a lovely place without them.
OPINION: Drinking to get drunk isn't something I do.
OPINION: I used to be a passivist, back when I thought being nice could solve the world's problems.
OPINION: Making yourself presentable for the outside world can be tedious, repetitive ordeal.
Where is the Christmas cheer? Not here
OPINION: Last year I was happily promoting Christmas - this year, I just can't be bothered.
OPINION: Surprise, surprise the Hamilton City Council has voted to introduce capital rating system and hit hard working and retired ratepayers with a huge rates increase.
OPINION: Phillip John Smith has been locked up - and prison authorities need to ensure he stays that way.
I help out with four elderly people and take them to various appointments.
OPINION: It has come to my attention that the rubbish seen on the streets is more than is expected of the "clean, green" country New Zealand is commonly promoted as.
OPINION: I can completely understand Mthe choice to remove all R18 games and DVDs from any store in the Warehouse Group.
Wow! What an incredible "150th Hamilton Birthday Party" was experienced by thousands of us on Saturday.
OPINION: What a disappointing mish-mash of all sorts the 'Big Garden Place Street Party' turned out to be.
Hamilton ended its 150th birthday year with a spectacular birthday party in the central city on Saturday.
OPINION: The prosecution of farmer Bas Nelis for breaches of the Resource Management Act is a classic example of the law being an ass.